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NIT bracket 2022: Live updates as complete men’s National Invitation Tournament bracket released

We take a look at the official bracket for the 2022 National Invitation Tournament on the men’s side.

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The NIT is here and it’ll feature of combination of the country’s regular season champions, NCAA Tournament snubs and other at-large teams. The bracket reveal will take place at 9:00 p.m. ET. This is an important tournament for programs, as NIT winners often parlay that success into a NCAA Tournament berth in the following season. Fans and bettors can catch all the action from the 2022 NIT on ESPN’s family of networks.

Here’s a look at what to expect from each round of the 2022 National Invitation Tournament, with the first three rounds to be played on respective campuses. Some notable snubs from the NCAA bracket likely to make the NIT field are Dayton, Wake Forest, Oklahoma and Xavier. The most notable automatic qualifiers, which are teams who won their conference title but lost in the conference tournament, are North Texas, Northern Iowa and Iona.

We’ll drop in the complete bracket below, and we’ll add the times and dates as they are announced.

Top Left Bracket

No. 1 Dayton vs. Toledo
No. 4 Vanderbilt vs. Belmont
No. 3 Florida vs. Iona
No. 2 Xavier vs. Cleveland State

Bottom Left Bracket

No. 1 Oklahoma vs. Missouri State
No. 4 Colorado vs. St. Bonaventure
No. 3 Mississippi State vs. Virginia
No. 2 North Texas vs. Texas State

Top Right Bracket

No. 1 SMU vs. Nicholls
No. 4 Washington State vs. Santa Clara
No. 3 Saint Louis vs. Northern Iowa
No. 2 BYU vs. Long Beach State

Bottom Right Bracket

No. 1 Texas A&M vs. Alcorn State
No. 4 Utah State vs. Oregon
No. 3 VCU vs. Princeton
No. 2 Wake Forest vs. Towson